Sunday, March 28, 2010

New ship: MV Balmoral

The MV Balmoral is a classic passenger ferry built at Southampton in 1949. She has been reformed a couple of times, and now offers excursions around the Bristol Channel and other areas, mostly in UK.

The real specifications for this ship are (taken from the Wikipedia):
Length: 63 m
Beam (~"width"): 10 m
Draught (~"height"): N/A
Cargo capacity: 750 passengers
Max. speed: N/A
Engine power: N/A

See some pictures at the Wikipedia. Take also a look at the links at the end of the article.

After a bit of work using blender, this are some results (click to enlarge):

Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data:
NameMV Balmoral
Max.Speed35 Km/h
Intro Year1949
Retire YearN/A

The ship has been coded in Simutrans to fill the gap of modern small capacity ferries, available from 1949 till the end of the game. It has been given an acceptably high speed (35 Km/h) to make it profitable at late games (due to bonus speed getting higher).

This vehicle is available in the Pak128 2.0. See the Pak128 web site for more info.

For more information on this ship check the following links:

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